Providing Personal Care

Course Code: PSW 152

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course provides instruction in the structure, function, age changes and common disorders of the client across the lifespan. Daily hygiene, including bathing, dressing, oral care and toileting, will also be discussed and practised. The essential elements of effective interpersonal skills, sensitivity and respect for the client's dignity when providing personal care will be discussed. Comfort measures and the importance of allowing the client control and choices over his or her care is stressed throughout this course. Students will have the opportunity to practise and demonstrate skills in a lab environment through PSW 156 - PSW Practice 1.